Towering Explosion Chef 203mm

Towering 88mm, or nearly three and a half inches off the cutting board, the explosion pattern damascus blade of this one-of-a-kind work of culinary art is ready for serious action. Relatively lightweight for its size and wonderfully balanced, bladesmith Joshua Prince has given the striking blade compound 'S-grind' geometry and a thin, razor-sharp edge from tip to heel. The spine tapers from the mid-point to a slim tip and maintains rigid for all but the final inch where only slight lateral movement adds to the knife overall versatility. The house-made carbon damascus steel extends into the heirloom-fit integral bolster where it meets a section of monosteel that forms the hidden tang within a comfortable, sculpted handle of sapwood amboyna burl, complete with recessed pinky drop-in. Easy to pick up, hard to set down. 

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The Story

Gravitating toward sculpture from an early age, wood, stone, clay, and concrete have all played the roll of canvas in Joshua Prince's artistic pursuits, with blacksmithing and bladesmithing stealing his heart and leading him to found Princeworks Forge. The opportunities to incorporate a wide variety of materials, colors, and texture in to objects that can be held in the hand, contemplated, and put to task in the kitchen, is what Joshua loves about crafting knives. And it shows, in his other-worldly designs, mesmerizing damascus patterns, and larger-than-life culinary objects. We're honored to represent Joshua's work here at Eatingtools.

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Blade length: 203mm / 8". Overall length: 355mm / 14". Blade width 1" in front of heel: 2.2mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1.6mm. Blade height at heel: 88mm. Weight: 11.9oz / 368g.
Blade: Hexplosion pattern carbon steel. Handle: Sapwood amboyna burl.
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